9:22 pm, Tue 10 Sep 2013
In response to
Rebecca Legofski from Oldham, who says the help she gets has just been cut by a third, a council spokesman said:
“Following a meeting with Ms Legowski on July 25 a new care plan was agreed with her on a slightly reduced basis
“If Ms Legowski feels this does not meet her needs we would ask her to get in touch with us.
“We have not been made aware of any complaint in relation to this new arrangement.”
– Oldham Council
6:40 pm, Tue 10 Sep 2013
A disability charity claims blind people could end up being trapped in their own homes by the government's new welfare assessment.
The Royal National Institute for the Blind say support from local councils for the visually impaired has fallen by more than a third in this region in the past eight years.
Their findings are backed up by Rebecca Legofski from Oldham - who says the help she gets has just been cut by a third.
Our correspondent, Matt O'Donoghue, has been to meet her:
7:30 am, Tue 10 Sep 2013
Woman having an eye examination
Credit: ITV Granada Reports
Local council support to enable visually impared people to live independently is continuing to fall dramatically.
Latest figures from the Royal National Institute for the Blind in the North West show users have dropped by 1%.
That's 40% fewer residents getting help over the past 8 years